Newsletter of Greenwich Cyclists No.27 June 2003
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Greenwich Cyclists has another excellent selection of local rides for Bike Week 14th-22nd June. Picnics and treasure hunts; commuting and evening rides; the famous Locks, Docks ride, and for the 4th year, the 2am (yes, 2am) ride to Primrose Hill to see the magical summer solstice sunrise on the longest day of the year. All these rides are free, just turn up!
We've won a grant from the London Cycling Campaign so professional trainers will join many of the rides to help with advice and riding tips. And for those of you that need some help to get ready for these great events, our Get Set for Bike Week programme offers all youll need .
Get Ready, Set, Go Programme:
Sun 1 June: Cutty Sark Gardens 11am-4pm: Dr Bike and Cycling Information stall.
Sat 7th June: Camden Market. An easygoing ride. Eve 07714 480 972
Sun 8 June: Free cycle training with professional trainers. Behind Woolwich Waterfront Leisure Centre. 10.30-12.30 and 2-4pm. Reserve a place: 07929 722 973. Loan bikes available. Absolute beginners very welcome.
Tues 10 June: Afterworker. Easy-going ride east along the Thames Path with a professional trainer. Cutty Sark Gardens 7pm.
Thur 12 June: Afterworker. Easy-going ride east along the Thames Path with a professional trainer. 7pm behind the Waterfront Leisure.
And then youre set for bike week!
AGM the more we are
Greenwich Cyclists Annual General Meeting will be on Wed 4th June, at 7.30pm in The Forum, 177 Trafalgar Road SE10. Well have a brief monthly meeting, followed by the AGM, which will be chaired by the new Co-ordinator of LCC. Then the fun begins with a free buffet and pay bar to celebrate all weve achieved! All welcome!
Barry Mason is stepping down as Coordinator. After 3 years in the role, it's time to give someone else a chance! This, other Committee Posts and other vital roles are up for election this is your chance to get more involved!
Posts up for election include Co-ordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter editor, Planning, Press Officer, Website Manager, Rides Organiser, Easy-going rides/ training, Sustrans Co-ordinator and Group Campaigner. For more details of each of these posts, talk to Barry on 07905 889 005.
Want to borrow a bike? We have a large childs / small adults bike and a ladies bike. If you would like to borrow them for a ride please contact Hilary on 07929 722 973 with at least 2 days notice.
Bike Week; 14th-22nd June
Sat 14th Locks, Docks and one Smoking Ferry, Improver ride. The legendary one with professional trainer to help! 10am Cutty Sark Gardens.
Sun 15th Peaks of Greenwich, Intermediate. Beautiful views & trainer support. 10am CSG.
Mon 16th Bike to Work, Greenwich to London along the Thames path. 7.30am CSG.
Mon 16th Afterworker to Dulwich Park picnic with Southwark Cyclists. 7pm CSG.
Tue 17th Afterworker. The Love Lea Valley. 7pm CSG.
Wed 18th Afterworker to The Dome. A short gentle ride by the Thames. 7pm CSG.
Thur 19th To-worker. Via Canary Wharf to the City. 7.30am CSG.
Thur 19th Afterworker along the Waterlink Way. 7pm CSG.
Fri 20th Afterworker Sunset ride. 7pm CSG. Leading the way for
Sat 21st Midsummer Madness ride. 2am CSG. Another legend - Primrose Hill via deserted London for that sunrise! Join bikes from all over London. Unforgettable.
Sun 22nd Treasure Hunt 10am 5pm CSG. A day of fun, finishing in time for
Sun 22nd Picnic in Greenwich Park. 6pm CSG for the short ride to the park.
Next meeting: AGM 7:30pm, Wednesday 4th June, The Forum, 177 Trafalgar Road, SE10. All welcome!
June & July Rides
All rides meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens, unless otherwise stated. For more details, or future rides see our website
For our great range of Bike Week and pre Bike Week events - see over!
Sunday 1 June: Sustrans Ranger Ride. Thames Path to the Woolwich Flood Barrier. Adrian 07941
Sat 5th July : Easygoing ride to the Millennium Village Festival. Hilary 07929 722 973
Sat 5th July: The Lea Valley.. Up the Lea Valley and back. 40 gentle miles. Lewisham Cyclists. Roger. 07956 254836
Sun 6th July: Sustrans Ranger Ride. Thames Path to the Woolwich Flood Barrier. Adrian 07941 462082
Sat 12th July: the legend goes on. Dunwich Dynamo. Number eleven. An unsupported overnight ride to Dunwich Beach in Suffolk. 120 miles. Coach back tickets on sale now. Meet 7pm CSG. Barry: 07905 889 005.
Sat 19th/Sun 20th July: Isle of Wight camping weekend. Details to follow. Lewisham Cyclists. Roger. 07956 254836
Sun 20th July: Sustrans Ranger Ride. 10am Thames Barrier for to Erith and Dartford. Adrian 07941 462082.
Come along to our meetings! Theyre at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month at Greenwich Forum, 177 Trafalgar Road.
If you cant make the meeting, join us for a drink after 9pm in the pub opposite.
Next meeting dates are:
Wed 4th June AGM. The all important one make sure you have your say
Wed 2nd July
Wed 6th August
Easy going rides
We run easy going rides on the first Saturday of every month. They are slow, flat rides, off-road, and suitable for beginners and families, but all welcome. If you would like to join us, come along to Cutty Sark Gardens, 10am on the following dates;
Sat 7th June Ride to Camden. Eve 07714 480 972.
Sat 5th July - Millennium Village Festival. Ride along Thames path to festival on Dome peninsula. Hilary 07929 722 973
Sat 2nd Aug - The Chill out one. To Hyde Park for an afternoon of food games and sun! Hilary 07929 722 973
Sat 6th Sept The Cultured Ride to the new Museum in Docklands
Kate 020 8858 1594
Keep in touch!
For ease of communication, we usually keep in touch via e-mail. Join our e-group by logging on via our website www.greenwichcyclists.org.uk
If you dont have access to the internet, please contact us with your address. Phone Barry Mason on 020 7232 04444, or write to us at Greenwich cyclists C/o Greenwich Forum
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The service repairs punctures, replaces inner tubes and checks tyre pressure within the Congestion Charging Zone.
Mon-Fri 7.30am - 7.00pm. Contact 07715 711 150 or e-mail
Or better .fix them yourself..try our maintenance classes
Plumstead Road blocks...
Greenwich Cyclists have asked Greenwich Council to review the Plumstead Road improvements in progress as a matter of urgency. Granite cubes are being used to seperate the bike and bus lanes.....as we go to print, those cubes stick up much too high and will be very dangerous to cyclists forced over them by the need to overtake motor vehicles illegally parked in the
bikelane. Tower Hamlets used exactly the same cubes to slow down bikes on the otherwise wonderful Green Bridge over 4 lanes of motor-traffic in Mile End Park. But the cubes were badly laid and dangerously protruded too much. They had to be ground down at huge expense. If only Greenwich had asked us first..... Get your Pedal Power
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August deadline 30th July